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Demolition of newspaper stalls across Karachi condemned

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The Markazi Anjuman Akhbar Faroshan has condemned the civic agencies for the demolition of stalls of newspaper hawkers in Karachi as part of their ongoing anti-encroachment campaign under way across the metropolis. The central association of newspaper hawkers and sellers held an emergency meeting on Saturday with Mohammad Iqbal Noon in chair. Representative leaders of […]

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Film students learn the art of scriptwriting

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KARACHI: What happens when you enter a room and see some young boys and girls eagerly watching a scene from the Oscar-winning film Kramer vs Kramer? Of course, the answer is, you quietly sit down in one corner of the room and see why the scene is being shown. This happened on Wednesday evening at […]

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literary notes: Urdu translation of Iqbal’s essay on Bergson and Bedil

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This year, too, as usual, quite a few books on Iqbal have appeared. But to pay tribute to Iqbal on his birth anniversary, falling on Nov 9, a brief intro to the new edition of a book, consisting mainly of an essay by Iqbal on Bergson and Bedil, would be befitting. It is quite rare […]

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‘Life becomes useless without books’

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KARACHI – Reading and writing books is most significant for the identification of any civilised society because without books our life becomes useless. Books play an important role of a teacher, guide and friend in our life. Books share our pain, guides to use to lead the future with confidence. These views were expressed by […]

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Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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Jang Media Group scoops top awards at WAN 2018

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KARACHI: The Jang Media Group won three awards at WAN-IFRA for its Jang VR and Jang Real Apps, recently. The publications from various countries had sent their entries in more than 20 categories for their work in the print and publishing industry. The Jang Media Group bagged the bronze award at the Print Innovation Awards […]

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CPNE asks Centre not to suppress Sindh newspapers

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed serious concerns over a ban of government advertisements for newspapers of Sindh and demanded that the Federal Information Ministry stop ‘suppressing’ media organisations of the province. A meeting of editors of Sindh newspapers, presided over by the CPNE Sindh Committee acting chairman Ghulam Nabi Chandio, was […]

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Media workers’ protest continues

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the press club here.They were protesting against lay-offs and salary cuts. Besides office-bearers of journalists and media workers’ bodies, newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers joined the sit-in and chanted slogans against the owners of media houses. They announced […]

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Demo against media lay-offs

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Monday staged demonstrations at Charing Cross and simultaneously on the stairs of the Punjab Assembly building against lay-offs and salary cuts. A large number of newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers as well as lawyers and civil society members participated in the protest and […]

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CPNE concerned over govt steps to ‘control’ media

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Sunday expressed deep concern over the proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to be formed under a new media law submitted to the Senate by the federal government to control print, electronic and digital media in the country. It also pointed out that such a move had […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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APNS thanks PM for exempting duty on newsprint

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan on exempting five percent import duty on newsprint and instructing the Ministry of Information to clear the advertising outstanding dues. APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali, in a press statement on Wednesday, thanked the prime minister for […]

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PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according […]

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Literary notes: Urdu’s first essay writer and Sir Syed’s selected essays

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Dr Jameel Jalibi thinks it was Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. In his Tareekh-i-adab-i-Urdu, or history of Urdu literature, Dr Jalibi has mentioned Sir Syed as “pioneer of the genre essay writing in Urdu literature” (vol. 4, page 874). But in the same book Dr Jalibi admits that “when Sir Syed began writing essays, he benefited […]

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